Connecting the children to nature is one of my passions in the classroom. They are so curious about natural objects and given the opportunity to work with them show a lot of interest and concentration. Today we painted with brightly colored paints, using a beautiful dried branch as our canvas. Large art projects like this are also great opportunities to have the children work in a collaborative way. Coming back from our winter break we have seen so many joyful moments of reuniting among the children, and working together on a project like this is a great reminder that the connections within our community are so strong!